Monday, March 9, 2009

Survived the Week & Weekend

Mallory picked up a nasty virus and was sickly all weekend. Fever, coughing up gunk, runny & stuffy nose... Poor kid. She is feeling better today- still has the symptoms, but no fever. Whew. Usually I read in bed at night, but I read such intense books sometimes that lately I have been just doing crossword puzzles to turn my mind off. Especially with the anxiety that a sick kid brings me- I don't need to be reading about father's suicides and mental illnesses, etc... Think I need some uplifting Chick Lit soon...or more crosswords. My hands are cracked and painful since I've been washing my hands like a lunatic for 2 days. I cannot get sick while Justin is in China.

Speaking of China- he is having a blast and totally wants to move there. JUST KIDDING!!!! He ate "duck skin 'tacos'" the other day... Yesterday he ate jellyfish which he described as crunchy and slimy at the same time. He thought it was some sort of vegetable and probably wouldn't have eaten it if he had known what it was before putting it in his mouth. Yesterday at lunch, they brought out a plate of eggs. Justin said they looked like hardboiled eggs. A woman they were with said they were a Nanjing specialty. Essentially they were steamed eggs that have baby chicks inside. His co-worker could not watch the Chinese men eat them and Justin barely saw the balled up chick inside...legs, body, head, beak. That, my friends, is NASTY.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My kids don't understand the depth of how cool it is to Skype with their dad who is in China. After school it is Justin's morning there- 15 hours apart right now, so got to chat before he got ready for the day. He "got to" try a new drink there- warm corn juice. He drank about half the cup before he was sick of it and his co-worker took one sip and that was enough for him. LOL Sounds kind of gross to me.

Today and yesterday we had 75 degree weather. The girls have set aside time themselves so they can play in the backyard before Ava has to be at school in the morning.